The twins are crying. The twins are hungry. Lauren is crying. Lauren is exhausted. Behind the hospital curtain, someone is waiting.... After a traumatic birth, Lauren is alone on the maternity ward with her newborn twins. Her husband has gone home. The nurses are doing their rounds. She... show more
The twins are crying.
The twins are hungry.
Lauren is crying.
Lauren is exhausted.
Behind the hospital curtain, someone is waiting....
After a traumatic birth, Lauren is alone on the maternity ward with her newborn twins. Her husband has gone home. The nurses are doing their rounds. She can't stop thinking about every danger her babies now face. But all new mothers think like that. Don't they?
A terrifying encounter in the middle of the night leaves Lauren convinced someone or something is trying to steal her children. But with every step she takes to keep her babies safe, Lauren sinks deeper and deeper into paranoia and fear. From the stark loneliness of returning home after birth to the confines of a psychiatric unit, Lauren's desperation increases, as no one will listen to her. But here's the question: is she mad, or does she know something we don't?
Loosely inspired by the ghostly folktale The Brewery of Eggshells, where a mother becomes convinced her twins are in danger, Little Darlings offers a fresh perspective on modern motherhood, postnatal psychosis and the roles women play. It has always been thus: folktales do not spring from whimsy; they warn us and teach us and speak to the fear in us all.
Publish date: 2019-05-02
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited / Harvill
Edition language: English
by Melanie Golding This was a well written Horror story based on historical folklore from Ireland and other places in the British Isles about changelings. I love the way bits of actual folklore like superstitions for how to protect a baby from being taken by the fairies is placed at the beginnings...
Lauren Tranter hat gerade in einer Klinik in Großbritannien entbunden. Doch kaum sind die Zwillinge, die Jungen Riley und Morgan, auf der Welt, beginnt ihr ganz persönlicher Alptraum. Noch im Krankenhaus erscheint eine Frau mitten in der Nacht an ihrem Bett und will ihr einen schrecklichen Deal aufz...
This book was so unexpectedly creepy! I tend to put any thriller and secret twist looking book that I find available on Overdrive on hold and then wait in line for weeks and weeks and by the time my turn comes around I have no idea what the thing is about. This is often the best thing to do with “tw...
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.I really enjoyed this book! I knew that I wanted to read this book after seeing a couple of really favorable early reviews. Since I didn't get to it prior to the book's release, I decided to take a look at the audiobook and I was sold on...
I would like to thank the publisher, Crooked Lane Books, for the opportunity to read Little Darlings by Melanie Golding. Soon to be a major motion picture. Publisher: Crooked Lane Books Cover: Melanie sun Amazon / Goodreads MY REVIEW I was immediately hooked by the introduction. I’m not...